AIDS/HIV, the Next Steps – Secretary Sebelius and Valerie Jarett

Three years ago, President Obama announced an historic comprehensive plan to help turn the tide on HIV/AIDS in the United States: the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The Strategy has given a new sense of direction, and purpose in our fight against HIV and AIDS. Since the Strategy’s release, scientific developments have advanced our understanding of how to best fight HIV. We now understand that to prevent long-term complications of HIV, treatment is recommended for all adults and … [Read more...]

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on World AIDS Day

Statement from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on World AIDS Day On December 1, World AIDS Day, we remember those we have lost, but also celebrate the remarkable progress made in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. When the first World AIDS Day was observed in 1988, we could not imagine the end of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. For those diagnosed with HIV infection, the future was bleak. This year, the picture is very different. Scientific advances in understanding HIV, and an increasing number … [Read more...]

Kathleen Sebelius, HHS on the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Statement by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act   Today, I join my fellow Americans in celebrating the anniversary of the passage of a great civil rights achievement, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As we look back at the progress we’ve made in the last 21 years, we must also look forward and recommit ourselves to achieving the law’s goals of ensuring “equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and … [Read more...]

Celebrating One Year: The Affordable Care Act

Policy March 23, 2011       One Year: The Affordable Care Act A year ago this week, President Obama signed the landmark Affordable Care Act into law. In just one year, the Affordable Care Act has already given Americans more freedom and control over their health care choices. The Affordable Care Act is working to lower health care costs for families and businesses. It also is working to make access to the health insurance system fairer – now health coverage is more secure and Americans have … [Read more...]

Kathleen Sebelius: Tribes Find Assistance in Recovery Act

    Tribes Find Assistance in Recovery Act     The Cheyenne River Sioux’s Eagle Butte Health Center (South Dakota) is nearing completion, with assistance from the Recovery Act. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Indian Health Service.   Secretary Kathleen Sebelius established the Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee (STAC) to advise the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on its government-to-government relationship and delivery of services to Tribal communities. At the STAC’s first meeting … [Read more...]

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